The Science Library was opened in its new building in June 1993, bringing together the library collections maintained in the Departments of Botany, Chemistry, Physics and Zoology. The materials relating to Mathematics and Geology maintained in the Main Library were not shifted to the Science Library, considering their use by the readers belonging to the other Faculties, but the new materials relating to these two departments are added on to the Science Library. Some collections having special relevance to the Departments in the Faculty of Science (such as the Taxonomy Collection and the Prof. Balasubramanium Collection in the Department of Botany) are still maintained in the relevant departments.
After the establishment of the Departments of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Statistics and Computer Science books on these subject disciplines are also added to the Library collection annually. The Science Library commenced serving the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) since its inception in 1996. The Library also holds a valuable collection of 2460 dissertations and theses submitted to the PGIS.
The Library building comprises of four stories with a floor area of 12,000 sq. ft. providing a total seating capacity of 234. Our holdings include a monograph collection of 40000 and 10,000 volumes of journal (950 titles). The Science Library has a unique bound journal collection including several titles dating back to the first volume in the 1800s.